A place for everyone. Together, we are inspired to grow, learn and achieve.
Welcome to the Woodlands Park School Website. I hope that you find it informative and interesting.
We are a small community school situated in the heart of Woodlands Park Village. Our school day runs from 8.40-3.15 for Key Stage One and Two. The Nursery runs from 8.40 until 11.45 with a lunch club until 1pm. There is a Breakfast Club from 8am onwards and various after school clubs which change on a regular basis. The after school clubs generally run until 4.30pm and this year consist of art, football, dance, creativity, singing and environment.
Please enjoy exploring the pages of our website to find out more about our school, the environment, the curriculum, our achievements, activities and events. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always pleased to welcome and show visitors around. You do not need to wait until an open day.
We Are Special!
At Woodlands Park we believe that we are special! Not only do we have our own swimming pool which means all our pupils can have quality swimming lessons during the Summer and sometimes Autumn term but we have extensive, beautiful grounds which are used as a rich learning environment. Science lessons often take place outside in our wild woodland area or pond. We have willow tunnels which are wonderful for exploring and hiding. Stories take on new meanings when they are read to the children in the woods, or sitting under the shade of a tree. All the staff have completed training in how to enhance and enrich children's learning experiences using the outdoor environment and we ensure that this is a part of the everyday curriculum. Maths, science, art, geography and PE often take place using the school grounds and the surrounding countryside.
We also believe that it is really important that we all understand where our food comes from and how to grow and cook our own meals. We plant, grow, harvest and cook our own fruit and vegetables. Also our resident chickens keep us supplied with eggs. We also employ our own cook, Mrs Copeland. All our meals are cooked fresh each day and children can choose on a day to day basis what they would like for lunch. We offer a choice of three meals a day, including a vegetarian option. The school kitchen has been awarded the Five Star Food Award. The school has also been awarded the Bronze Food For Life award for commitment to using locally sourced, fresh ingredients as much as possible and providing an enjoyable experience at lunchtimes.
We had an Ofsted Inspection in November 2012 which confirmed that 'Woodlands Park is a Good School'. Here are just a few highlights from the report. Please see Key Information section of this webiste to read the full report.
'Teachers are highly dedicated to their pupils' 'They model enthusiasm for learning and the different needs and abilities of pupils are well addressed'
'The vast majority of pupils make good and sometimes rapid progress as they move through the school'
'Teaching is good overall. The good curriculum motivates pupils to learn with enthusiasm and enjoyment. It also ensures good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development'
'Pupils become enthusiastic and confident readers at school' 'Reading is taught well in all classes'
'The headteacher has successfully created a unity of purpose, so that all staff and the governing body have high expectations for the quality of their own performance and what they want pupils to achieve'
'The good curriculum is enriched, for example, through themed topics and related visits.'
Arrangements for safeguarding are robust and effective.'
Take a look in the gallery for some pictures of the great things we get up to at Woodlands Park. Once again, we warmly welcome visits to our school so don't take our word for it.... come and see us in action.